Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. apply concepts and theoretical ideas to the study of organisations that draw on notions of ‘community’
  2. compare, contrast and review organisational practice with literature on community development
  3. observe in depth the processes and practices of one organisation that draws on notions of ‘community’
  4. contribute to an organisation’s activities by negotiating to carry out a series of practical tasks in an organisational setting
  5. extend their knowledge of organisations involved in community development initiatives.
    • Workshop 1: Introduction
    • Workshop 2: Placement approaches and objectives
    • Workshop 3: Professional Practice
    • Workshop 4: Mid-semester Review
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-COD324A
  • MUR-COD324


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Completion of 90 hour placement

This subject was previously known as COD324A Projects in Community Development.

This placement subject gives students the opportunity to examine how ideas and practice interconnect. The primary part of this subject requires students to undertake a placement within an organisation that undertakes community-based work. Students will be encouraged to look, listen and consider the linkages between theory and practice by going 'into the field' and reflecting on the process of working within the community.

Students are required to complete 90 placement hours.

The assessments are designed to give students the opportunity to prepare thoughtfully for their placement, as well as providing a vehicle for active reflection on their learning.

  • Placement proposal and documentation (40%)
  • Placement reflection (60%)
  • Placement - Completion of 90 hour placement (Pass/Fail%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate MUR-CDV-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Arts Community Development

  • Part I (Level 1) Core units - Major
  • PART II (Level 3) Core units - Major
  • PART II (Level 2) Core units - Major

undergraduate MUR-ART-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Community Development
  • Major in International Aid and Development
  • Major in Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
  • Major in Sustainable Development